Caged birds don’t fly – the pavement cyclists of Taipei

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This is just a short thought piece about my experiences and observations of institutionalised pavement (sidewalk) cycling in Taipei. Because I was staying in a different part of the city on this year’s trip to the Taipei Cycle Show and … Continue reading

Cycling in Mallorca – lycra not required

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This is a gallery of images from a trip to Palma de Mallorca in late November 2016 where a multi-national group of ECF visitors was hosted by Biciutat de Mallorca, the local cycle campaigning group for the largest of the … Continue reading

Five years of “I do not despair” – revisiting our favourite posts

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On January 1st 2012 I published the first, tentative post on Idonotdespair.com To celebrate my fifth anniversary I have gathered together a small collection of favourite posts. Firstly your top 5 – the posts that have gathered the most visitors,some … Continue reading

Serious playtime – bikes, bike share and smiling

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When I am doing speeches and presentations about cycling I am usually concentrating on the serious benefits and economic arguments for cycling. But I often get to remind my audiences that there is a little bit of magic about cycling, … Continue reading